Monday, July 19, 2010

$15 Million for Broadbant

Communication Service for the Deaf is getting a $15 million in federal money to promote the use of broadband among the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The money comes from the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Communication Service for the Deaf is a nonprofit based in South Dakota. Among other ways of getting the word out, the group will create an online support center through a sign language proficient staff in support of video, real-time text-based communications, and other specialized broadband technologies. The project is expected to create 60 jobs in South Dakota.